Design and technologies / Foundation to Year 2 / Design and Technologies Processes and Production Skills

Curriculum content descriptions

Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to safely make designed solutions (ACTDEP007)

  • using and playing with everyday materials in new ways or re-using discarded materials, for example using discarded materials to design, make and model a constructed environment
  • learning and safely practising a range of technical skills using tools and equipment, for example joining techniques when making products, watering and mulching gardens, preparing food, using software to design an environment
  • assembling components of systems and checking they function as planned, for example when making a musical instrument
General capabilities
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Materials,  Fibres (Materials),  Tools,  Work health and safety


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